Anne Collier USA, b. 1970
Over the past two decades Anne Collier (b. 1970, Los Angeles) has developed a complex body of work that considers our social and cultural relationships with images and with the medium of photography itself. Central to Collier’s ongoing project is a consideration of the emotional and psychological attachments that we develop with images, and how these (auto)biographical narratives relate to photography’s inherent relationship with memory, melancholia and loss. Throughout her work Collier seeks to privilege the relationship between gender and image-making, whilst simultaneously maintaining a tension between the ’objective’, almost forensiclike depiction of her subjects and the often fraught and highly emotive nature of the images and objects that she re-presents.
Anne Collier currently lives and works in New York. She received a BFA from CalArts, Valencia, in 1993, and an MFA from UCLA, Los Angeles, in 2001. Her work was previously exhibited in Korea at the Gwangju Biennale (2010); the Daegu Photo Biennale (2018); and at Gallery Baton, Seoul, in the 2020 exhibition ‘A Little After The Millennium’.
A Little After the MillenniumMarkus Amm, Anne Collier, Liam Gillick, Philippe Parreno, Tobias Rehberger, Rebecca Warren 20 October - 20 November 2020Gallery Baton is pleased to present “A Little After The Millennium”, a group exhibition by six contemporary artists who are internationally acclaimed: Liam Gillick (b.1964), Rebecca Warren (b.1965), Markus Amm (b.1969), Philippe Parreno (b.1964), Anne Collier (b.1970), and Tobias Rehberger (b.1966) from October 20th to November 20th. The exhibition began with the fundamental question of “Why does art exist?” in a situation where human lifestyle and social systems are threatened by the pandemic. Through a selection of works by the artists who have been at the forefront of the international art scene and broadened the horizons of contemporary art, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the meaning of the existence of art to each of us at this point.